It is time for the Liga MX Jornada 8 preview! Matches will take place on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Every team is jockeying for position on the table. For those who don’t know, 12 out of the 18 clubs qualify for the Liguilla (Playoffs). The top four move automatically to the quarterfinal, teams that finish 5-12 go to a one leg first round known as Repechaje. From the quarterfinal and beyond, each round is played over two legs. We’ve almost arrived to the midpoint in the season as every team plays each other once in the regular season.
Friday September 10, 2021
Puebla vs. Atletico San Luis – 8:00 PM – TUDN
Juarez vs. Cruz Azul – 10:00 PM – TUDN
Tijuana vs. Santos Laguna – 10:06 PM – FS2
Saturday September 11, 2021
Atlas vs. Monterrey – 6:00 PM – TUDN, UniMas
Tigres vs. Leon – 8:00 PM – TUDN, Univision
Club America vs. Mazatlan – 10:00PM – TUDN, Univision
Sunday September 12, 2021
Pumas vs. Chivas – 6:00 PM – TUDN, Univision
Queretaro vs. Necaxa – 8:00 PM – TUDN
Monday September 13, 2021
Pachuca vs. Toluca 10:00 PM – TUDN
Home teams are listed first and all times are Eastern.
Liga MX Game of the Week
The game of the week is a matchup of two teams in the top four of the table which is the battle between Tigres and Leon. Tigres has started to perform better under Miguel ‘Piojo’ Herrera while Leon hasn’t missed a beat under new manager Ariel Holan after the departure of Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Ambriz. Tigres could be getting some players back from injury, most notably among them being Andre-Pierre Gignac.
Other Notable Games
Atlas and Monterrey are both in the top eight in the league. Monterrey will probably be without Rogelio Funes Mori, Carlos Rodriguez and Cesar Montes. All of them started in Wednesday’s match for Mexico. Pumas and Chivas aren’t off to great starts, but they are two of the four “grandes”.
We’ll be back on Tuesday with a recap of the weekends matchups! Enjoy this weekend’s games!
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